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Joined: 2010-04-26
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 12:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

Read through the paperless post several times. Still confused. Right now I print out a cache and 5 logs and we use that to do our searches with our Garmin 76CSx. I would like to go paperless. I have a Dell Axim X51V running Windows mobile 5.0. I know I need a premium membership on What program can I use to get the information from to my PDA and have the clues and logs available? Do I drag and drop? I know one thing now and that is Palm programs donít work on my PDA.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've not used it, but I think you can use GSAK to convert the downloaded file into a format that your PDA can recognize. I haven't gone paperless yet either. I just write down the coords, D/T ratings, cache size and any hints in a notebook. I look at the logs before I go, just to make sure it should still be there.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I keep hoping that someone who actually uses a Windows Mobile device will respond. It isn't very popular because it is a) more expensive than a cheap Palm device from Ebay and b) not as modern as an iphone, Blackberry, Droid, or other smartphone device, which as basically supplanted the PDAs for more tech-happy users. That said, here are the basics.

Most people use a program called Cachemate on their Windows Mobile device to display cache pages. Essentially, this is a little database for your PDA, which stores all the information about a cache (description, size, hint, terrain, etc.) and displays it for you through a series of menus. You can go HERE to get a copy. Note that it costs the princely sum of $8.

Once you have installed the program into your PDA, you next need to get a pocket query file from, download it into your "My Documents" folder (on your PDA, not your PC), and then IMPORT it into Cachemate by using the IMPORT button on the toolbar. Once you have done this, you can use your PDA to display information about caches.

If this seems too complicated (and it can be way more complicated than this, if you want it to be), your best bet is to get a smartphone and run one of the popular apps which actually work "on the fly" (no transferring of files required.) Any smartphone with GPS-like functionality should work.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 5:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I use a Windows Mobile Smart Phone, as well as a PocketPC. I use Cachemate, and it works very well. If you have any questions, Please feel free to PM Me.

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